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Mount Potosi crags deleted


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KyleSmith · · Cañon City, CO · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 292

Just noticed a few crags on the north side of Mount Potosi (Comedy Crags, ~30 routes) have been removed. Any particular reason? Is there still access to these climbs?

Nicholas Gillman · · Las Vegas · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 331

At one time there was some “drama” and (drama maybe even be a stretch TBH) about the the trail being overly marked with orange and purple paint for the approach to that area to one of the comedy crags (Comedy Central iirc?) that was a while ago though and it was still up after that.

New limestone book is supposedly coming out in the near future maybe it was taken down for book exclusivity to help support local guide books ? (Total speculation ... definitly happens though)  

Locals Only · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 1,110

My experience, is that one you put up routes on MP, they are there for good.  

John Hegyes · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2002 · Points: 5,012

Here's a link to a short discussion about the extensive spray painting used to mark the trail to Comedy Central Crag on Mt. Potosi. There is one photo in the thread showing a tiny portion of the ridiculous amount of graffiti. 

Acceptable trail markings? 

I don't know why the routes were removed from the database. They do still exist on the MP app on my phone under the North Side sub-area of Mount Potosi. That whole sub-area is now gone. It could be worthwhile to ask Justin Johnsen what's going on, as he is the area administrator.

Andrew Raether · · Las Vegas, Nevada · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 403

Nicholas Gillman wrote:

At one time there was some “drama” and (drama maybe even be a stretch TBH) about the the trail being overly marked with orange and purple paint for the approach to that area to one of the comedy crags (Comedy Central iirc?) that was a while ago though and it was still up after that.

New limestone book is supposedly coming out in the near future maybe it was taken down for book exclusivity to help support local guide books ? (Total speculation ... definitly happens though)  

The comedy region will definitely be in the next guide, but that is not the cause of the removal. Currently there aren’t any actual access issues, but there are some extremely unlikely, but potential issues that the we are addressing with the BLM. Climbing up there is totall kosher and everyone is a ok to climb there. thank you

KyleSmith · · Cañon City, CO · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 292

Andrew Raether wrote:

The comedy region will definitely be in the next guide, but that is not the cause of the removal. Currently there aren’t any actual access issues, but there are some extremely unlikely, but potential issues that the we are addressing with the BLM. Climbing up there is totall kosher and everyone is a ok to climb there. thank you

Thanks for the update, Andy!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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